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VaporLock Screwgate Carabiner

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An ultralight, pear-shaped locking biner that’s ideal for long free climbs and slimming your rack, the VaporLock Screwgate strikes the perfect balance between weight savings and function.
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Description

The lightest full-function pear locker on the planet, the Black Diamond VaporLock carabiner provides a smooth increase in friction and is ideal for belaying and rappelling when you want more control.

  • Increases friction up to 30% when lowering or rappelling with an ATC
  • Munter Hitch compatible on ropes up to 9.4 mm
  • Keylock nose prevents snagging
  • Screwgate sleeve
Hot Forging vs. Cold Forging

HOT FORGING VS. COLD FORGING

We use two different forging methods to build carabiners—hot and cold forging. Each has its benefits and using both allows us to achieve the best possible shape, size and strength for each carabiner’s intended use. HOT FORGING, a process where both the rod stock and forge dies are heated, allows us to “move” the metal, creating more intricate shapes, such as our GridLock and Oz biners.

 

Tech Specs

Weight :   52 g (1.8 oz)
Closed Gate Strength :   21 kN (4721 lbf)
Open Gate Strength :   8 kN (1798 lbf)
Minor Axis Strength :   7 kN (1574 lbf)
Gate Opening :   20 mm (0.79 in)

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Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Alpine Locker Nicely sized HMS carabiner. Base accommodates clove hitches, munters, and super munters well, especially for rope diameters smaller than 10mm - which seem to be the norm these days. Nice and lightweight. 4 Vapors are the same weight as 3 Mini Pears, giving me an extra locker on my alpine rack. 30% extra friction, as BD claims, is great for technical climbing, but not as desirable in crevasse rescue applications where loss of input force due to friction is a big concern. For rescue applications, or basic glacier travel, consider a carabiner with a more rounded stock. April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Locker Good light locker. Size falls in between the Mini-pear and the Positron. Really can be used anywhere you need a locker; anchors, belay, rappel. Rope surface about a mm less across than Mini-pear, and 1mm more than Positron. March 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by fantastic This was a gift for my son. He loves it and uses it to hold all of his keys as he has several. December 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great, Light Locker One of the best, lightest lockers out there. Great for anchors, won't freeze up. Reliable. Go get a bunch of them. November 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Light and Sweet Simple, light, bomber, no worries, work horse, reliable, everything you want and need in a locker. June 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Favorite locking biner of all time This my favorite locker because it's light, works well with gloves and does not freeze. It's the best all around locker in the market. June 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great all-around Locking Carabiner I use this locker for my ATC and GriGri and it's a great all around locker. I'm more a fan of screwgates because they simpler to use and force you to pay more attention to the belay setup. This one is super light and just works like you want it to. June 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome lightweight locker Great when you need to bring some extra lockers with you without weighing yourself down. Increased friction for rappels comes in handy. I use these pretty much every time I build an anchor to belay a seconding climber. May 2, 2013
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